Category Archives: 2014 PLAYOFFS

Rangers Get No Respect, Still Must Earn It

Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Christian Petersen/Getty Images

For the first time in 20 years, the New York Rangers will be playing for the right to lift the Stanley Cup. Ever since that magical season in 1994, the Rangers have been mediocre at best. But, in the past three years, we have seen a sudden shift in the organization, and they can now look nowhere but up as they face off against the Los Angeles Kings in the final playoff series of the 2014 hockey season. Read more

Stanley Cup Finals Chess Match: Alain Vigneault vs. Darryl Sutter

A rare smile from Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, whose calming influence on the Kings has made them one of the more resilient teams in the NHL. Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports.

A rare smile from Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, whose calming influence on the Kings has made them one of the more resilient teams in the NHL. Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports.

In every hockey game, especially a seven game series like the Stanley Cup Finals, there’s always a game within a game between the two head coaches. Whether it be a game plan, matching lines, making adjustments between periods or playing head games with the other team through the press, any coach worth their salt is constantly doing or saying whatever they can to give their team the extra edge that could be the difference between winning and losing. Read more

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